No Politics During Super Bowl, Please
Survey shows audiences overwhelmingly crave gridiron glory, not woke lectures
This year’s Super Bowl matchup promises a game for the ages.
Kansas City Chiefs’ QB Patrick Mahomes may be nursing a high-ankle sprain, but few athletes are primed for big-game heroics quite like the 27-year-old star.
The Philadelphia Eagles bullied its way to Glendale, Ariz., crushing an energized Giants squad as well as a depleted 49ers team.
And that’s what American audiences can’t wait to see come Sunday.
What they don’t want, and a poll makes it abundantly clear, is a show interrupted by political messages and Culture War broadsides.
Convention of States Action, in partnership with The Trafalgar Group, shared a new study of more than 1,000 likely general election voters.
The results proved overwhelming.
- 84.4 percent of voters believe sporting events, like the Super Bowl, should not include political or cultural statements as part of game and coverage, and should instead just focus on the game.
- 10 percent of voters believe sporting events, like the Super Bowl, should include political or cultural statements as part of the game and coverage.
- 5.6 percent of voters are not sure.
The biggest surprise, though, is how Democrats weighed in on the subject.
- 76.7 percent of Democratic voters believe sporting events, like the Super Bowl, should not include political or cultural statements as part of game and coverage, and should instead just focus on the game. 15.6 percent say political or cultural statements should be included, and 7.7 percent are not sure.
Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States, said in a statement that “the radical left’s obsession with making all aspects of American life subservient to their politics has found its way into our national pastimes.”
Will Super Bowl LVII heed the poll’s warning?
A quick look at some commercials prepped for Sunday suggests nostalgia, and comedy, will rule the day.
Rihanna, tasked with making the halftime entertainment a spectacle for the eyes and ears, could stick to singing or send a message during her performance.
Either way, the game’s ratings are expected to be massive, meaning some stars may be unable to resist a lecture or two along the way.
I never watch the pre-game, halftime or post-game shows or the commercials, so my chances of getting sucker-punched are pretty remote.
Sometimes I even watch with the sound off.
In the post-George Floyd era, it’s the safest way to enjoy sports without being lectured to by The Mouse.
I have my TV audio set up where the crowd noise blurs our almost all of the commentary.
Bingo. That crap half time show is long gone. from the TV at the house. Once half time starts. I use the time to mow the lawn and get back for the 3rd quarter.
I haven’t watched a half-time show since 1994. I’m certainly not going to start now. The best half-time show ever was when two guys with jump suits flew out of the stadium.
It will be worse than politics, it will drown us in religion.
The Woke religion, right?
Well tough noogies. ‘Cause you’re gonna get a heapin’ helpin’ of agenda crammed down your throat all day. So sit there and comply, Subjects!
That sounds political.
that’s all the racist, pro perversion woke nfl is .. leftist politics and social engineering .. I haven’t watched the nfl in over 7 years .. I love the game, but not the nfl or the vulgar liberal announcers .. I don’t actually miss it
The BLM, ‘take a knee’ hurt the NFL and MLB financially. People walked away from the nonsense.
sports commentators (Common Taters) are enormous gas bags, how can you watch such drivel. The game is bad enough with all those prima Prima Donna prancing around, but to listen to the comments, it Up Chuck city!